Hands on Heritage Day 2024

Mansfield Central Library, Mansfield

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Venue Mansfield Central Library
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It’s hands-on history for all at our special Heritage Day at Mansfield Library

Hands On Heritage Day returns to Mansfield Library this May, bringing a variety of fun and free activities from heritage groups and organisations from across the county. 

Visit local and family history stalls, browse the books for sale, explore pop-up museums, and view old Nottinghamshire photographs, maps and more.

Get hands-on with fun crafts and activities for all the family including a virtual reality coal mine, traditional circus skills, toys from the past, and amazing archaeology! Plus drop-in creative fun especially for the Under-5s.

We’ll have live music throughout the day from the Red Hot Band and the Inspire Choir and Mrs B’s café will be open for refreshments on the mezzanine floor.

Drop into the auditorium to see a film of the Hip Hop dance theatre piece ‘Mother of Tension’. The Mother of Tension is part of the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund, a national partnership programme of 20 artist commissions inspired by the heritage of conflict. Led by Imperial War Museums, the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund was created following the success of 14-18 NOW, the official UK arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Here are some of the things we got up to last year:

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No booking necessary

Simply turn up and take part. We look forward to seeing you!

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